Commencement

Commencement Schedule of Events

Commencement Resources

Jostens Grad Finale

Monday, April 3rd and Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 1–7 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Lounge  

Take care of your graduation needs in a one-stop shop. Get your graduation tickets, parking pass, and academic regalia. Announcements, rings, and diploma frames can also be ordered. Representatives from the Alumni Office, Commencement Committee, Bookstore and Career Center will also be there to answer any questions.

If you cannot attend Grad Finale, you can purchase your cap, gown and diploma frame at the Bookstore, pick up your tickets and parking permit in the Campus Programs Office and order announcements online at Jostens.com.

Award Ceremonies

School of Business and Management
Monday, May 1, 6–8 p.m.
Cunningham Memorial Chapel

Graduate and undergraduate candidates graduating in the School of Business and Management and their guests are invited to the awards ceremony to recognize student academic achievement, leadership and service to the community. Invitations will be mailed separately to those who will be receiving awards. Reception immediately following ceremony.

College of Arts and Sciences
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 6—8 p.m.
Walter Gleason Gymnasium

Graduate and undergraduate candidates graduating in the College of Arts and Sciences and their guests are invited to the awards ceremony to recognize student academic achievement, leadership and service to the community. Invitations will be mailed separately to those who will be receiving awards. Reception preceding the ceremony.

School of Education and Psychology
Wednesday, May 3, 6–8 p.m.
Cunningham Memorial Chapel

Credential, graduate and undergraduate candidates graduating in the School of Education and Psychology and their guests are invited to the awards ceremony to recognize student academic achievement, leadership and service to the community. Invitations will be emailed separately to those who will be receiving awards. Reception preceding the ceremony.

 

 

Graduates Luncheon

Thursday, May 4th, noon
Taube Center

A special lunch to honor and celebrate your graduation. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Graduation Mass and Celebration

Friday, May 5th, 6 p.m.
Cunningham Memorial Chapel

This liturgical celebration will be a Catholic Mass with ecumenical elements for students, faculty, staff and guests. Family and friends are invited. Academic attire should be worn. This event is not mandatory for graduates.

Students and faculty participating in the procession should meet at the Library at 5:30 p.m.

Graduation Celebration (following Graduation Mass)

Friday, May 5th, 7 p.m.
Walter Gleason Gymnasium

Graduating students and their families are invited to a special graduation party, where they will celebrate with classmates and faculty. Business attire preferred.

Commencement – Tickets Required

Saturday, May 6th, 9 a.m.
NDNU Athletics Field

The Commencement ceremony begins promptly at 9:00am and is approximately two hours in length. Graduates should arrive on campus and report to the high school by 8 a.m. in order to get dressed, receive instructions and assemble for the Commencement ceremony.

The gates at the athletics field will open for seating at 8:00 a.m.

To park on campus, you must display a Commencement Parking Pass.

Please contact commencement@ndnu.edu for more information.

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